hyperventilation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hyperventilation an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued
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Usage

In literature:

I was hyperventilating, light-headed.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
That was supposed to help, as long as you didn't overdo and hyperventilate.
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
He began to hyperventilate.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
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In news:

He'd hyperventilate and would be told to blow into a paper bag at halftime.
WASHINGTON — Three children died and one suffered life-threatening hyperventilation after taking codeine that was broken down in their bodies very quickly, likely causing a morphine overdose, US health officials warned on Wednesday.
We've all heard the story of the third Little Pig, who foiled the hyperventilating wolf by building his house out of bricks, rather than with straw or sticks as his brothers had done.
This guideline does not address other bronchial challenges (eg, histamine, exercise, occupational exposures, specific antigens, isocapnic hyperventilation.
El Pasoan Juan Munoz almost died from playing the game where teens choke themselves or other until they pass out though hyperventilation.
Still hyperventilating from last night's Heat game against the Thunder, Miami.
The liberals hyperventilating at the thought of Paul Ryan "a heartbeat away from the presidency" seem completely unaware of who's filling that slot at the present moment.
For much of the past week I've spent way too much time watching evening cable television news shows hyperventilate over the impending fiscal cliff.
Right-wingers need to quit hyperventilating about the re-election of President Barack Obama.
One was on a calendar at home that I happened to spot on a morning when I was hyperventilating about everything I had to do - this, that and some more of everything.
With its hyperventilating subtitle and bloodstained cover, Gomorrah looks like a typical true-crime thriller.
Excitement and panic in patients can cause a host of problems, such as hyperventilation, rapid heart rate (which will increase bleeding if there are lacerations) and combativeness.
The thought of having 200 friends and family members together under one roof -- and then attempting to seat them next to an acceptable group of people -- can cause some couples to hyperventilate.
If Denise Gossett has made you cringe, bite your lower lip, sweat profusely, hyperventilate?or scream, than?she?s done?her job.
The news this week that a 20-year-old woman had accused teen idol Justin Bieber of fathering her child sent tabloid reporters into collective hyperventilation.
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In science:

In spite of hyperventilated claims that “digital changes everything”, formal communication has survived format changes intact for thousands of years.
Fully Digital: Policy and Process Implications for the AAS
Hyperventilation-induced human cerebral magnetic fields noninv a s iv e ly mon i to r ed by mu l t i ch ann e l 'd i r e c t cu r r en t ' magnetoencephalography.
The Signal Space Separation method
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